Scotland’s floating wind farm officially opens

Posted on October 19th, 2017

The world’s first floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland exported electricity to the grid for the first time this week. The ground breaking development fifteen miles from Peterhead in the North East of the country was formally opened … Continue reading

Scotland’s Public Energy Company

Posted on October 12th, 2017

At the SNP party conference earlier this week in Glasgow First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced plans to create a new state owned energy provider. The main aims of this new venture would be to promote renewable energy generation and help … Continue reading

The cost of Wind Power continues to fall

Posted on September 15th, 2017

Like all new technologies when they first enter the commercial market, wind turbines were costly and therefore the cost of generating electricity from them was higher than the more established methods. Over time the cost started to fall as the … Continue reading

Scotland’s Electric Future

Posted on September 8th, 2017

Scotland’s longest road, the A9, is to be fitted with electrical charging points its entire length from Falkirk in central Scotland, through Inverness and on to Scrabster Harbour in the very north of the country. At the launch of the … Continue reading

Geothermal Energy In Scotland

Posted on August 18th, 2017

A new survey carried out by WWF Scotland has revealed that the Scottish public want strong policies in the Climate Change Bill to help cut emissions and become more energy sustainable. 75% of those polled think that the government should … Continue reading

From Whisky to Biofuel

Posted on August 9th, 2017

Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse this week announced investment of £1.5 million in a project aimed at boosting offshore wind which it is hoped will help move renewables towards self sufficiency. The Carbon Trust which runs the project – called … Continue reading

Scotland’s first floating wind farm

Posted on August 4th, 2017

Scotland is once again leading the way with renewable energy technology as this week the initial phase of the world’s first full scale floating wind farm commenced. The project, named Hywind, off the coast of Peterhead in Scotland’s north east … Continue reading

Scotland’s renewable fuel

Posted on July 27th, 2017

The results of recent analysis into the new SSE and Beatrice Offshore wind farm has shown that the £2.6 billion 84 turbine project will add £530 million to the Scottish economy. The Outer Moray Firth development was consented in March … Continue reading

Geothermal Energy in the UK

Posted on July 19th, 2017

The first geothermal plant in the UK could be a reality as soon as 2020 if a multimillion-pound fundraising drive for a pioneering project to produce power from hot rocks several kilometres under the ground in Cornwall succeeds. The £18million … Continue reading